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Conferences, cliques and community

Conferences, cliques and community

In the days following testbash, a very interesting discussion sprung up on twitter about cliques and the struggle for inclusivity that exists for many at these events. The testing community is a very passionate one and never fails to impress me at how helpful and inclusive the majority of people are. That said, there as been some interesting conversations recently regarding cliques at conferences, and most recently at Testbash. The discussions have originated from comments about meeting people how some…

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Mobile learning… A revelation!

Mobile learning… A revelation!

As a parent, a Cub Scout leader, a husband and a person who values downtime as much as the next person, I’ve found it very difficult over the years to read books and cover topics that interest me. I find reading books tough going anyway, and am certainly not the kind of person who can read a book and digest all the knowledge in one go! As a result, I’ve felt slightly disadvantaged in conversations with peers who quote books,…

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Broken windows (fences) theory alive and well…

Broken windows (fences) theory alive and well…

It’s Easter weekend, and whilst looking out of my kitchen window at our front garden fence, I came to the conclusion that it’s going to need a total rebuild. Let me give you a bit of history. We moved into this house in 2008, and the wooden fence was already in place around the front lawn (we’re on a corner plot). Over the years it’s weathered and gets a fair amount of abuse from passers by, small kids learning to ride…

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